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Internal Email Outlines Changes to Oracle Cerner EHR Business Unit

Upon its acquisition, the Cerner EHR business is now called Oracle Health, one of Oracle’s global industry units (GIUs).

An internal email from an Oracle executive shared on Reddit describes significant changes in the former Cerner EHR business that is now owned by Oracle.

The email notes that the business is now called Oracle Health, one of Oracle’s global industry units (GIUs). According to HIStalk, the post was confirmed by Oracle as authentic by the Kansas City business paper.

“Oracle Health brings together Cerner’s portfolio with Oracle’s technologies for healthcare to help us achieve our mission of enabling better outcomes for patients and providers while reducing administrative workload and overall healthcare costs,” Mike Sicilia, executive vice president of Oracle’s global business units, wrote in the email.

Sicilia said that former Cerner president and CEO David Feinberg, MD, MBA will become chairman of Oracle Health. Further, former chief client and services officer Travis Dalton, MPA, who led Cerner Government Services, will take on the role of Oracle Health’s general manager.

“Travis will be responsible for Oracle Health’s worldwide go-to-market teams, including marketing, sales, and service, along with global operations and the health office,” Sicilia said. “David and Travis will report to me and join my leadership team.”

Former CTO Jerome Labat and other Cerner tech executives will report to Oracle EVP Don Johnson, the company’s cloud executive who will now oversee Oracle Health engineering.

“This structure will give the Oracle Health engineering team many more technical resources and capabilities to accelerate our industry transformation,” Sicilia wrote. “Don will continue to report to Chairman and CTO, Larry Ellison and we will all closely collaborate as one team.”

“Finally, to enable us to achieve operational excellence, we will be moving corporate functions, such as IT, finance, legal, and HR, into Oracle’s centralized, global teams,” he concluded.

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